Sunday's Rundown: Yordano Ventura strikes out 10 in dominant outing

null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null Baseball The last time we saw Yordano Ventura he was taking a punch to the face by Manny Machado after throwing at the Orioles star.But Sunday, the Royals starting pitcher made headlines for the right reasons after tossing seven innings of one-run baseball with 10 strikeouts. It's been a rough year, literally, for Ventura on the mound, but the 3-1 win against the White Sox moved him to 5-4 on the season. MORE: Report: has contemplated Home Run Derby for pitchersVentura also became just the second Royals pitcher ever to record 10 strikeouts on 91 pitchers or fewer. Danny Duffy, who did it Saturday, is the other. Even though Ventura was suspended nine games for his involvement in the benches-clearing altercation last week, he was allowed to make his scheduled start because the suspension is being appealed. Player(s) of the dayThe Cubs' blowout of the Braves on Sunday was truly a team affair. Jon Lester led the way by tossing seven innings with just one unearned run on five hits with seven strikeouts. He is 8-3 with a 1.89 ERA this season. Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo helped the Cubs offensively by combining for six hits, five runs scored, two walks and three RBIs. Javier Baez then topped it off by collecting two hits, two runs, a home run and three RBIs. Chicago beat the Braves 13-2.HighlightMiguel Cabrera became the fifth-youngest player to reach 2,400 hits: At 33 years, 55 days old, @MiguelCabrera is 5th-youngest player to reach 2,400 hits (Cobb, Hornsby, Aaron, Yount). https://t.co/lGQHeNpqnK— Stat of the Day (@StatoftheDay) June 12, 2016Three things to know— With a towering shot in the fifth inning, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has smacked a home run in five straight games. He only had three home runs in all of May. He also became the first player to record a home run in five straight games this season.— How did the Twins beat the Red Sox? At the hand of a Max Kepler walk-off, three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Minnesota a 7-4 win at Target Field.— Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer tossed six scoreless innings in a 4-1 win against the Yankees, extending his scoreless streak to 28 1/3 innings, which is second-most for a rookie in Tigers history. He is 7-1 on the season with a 2.52 ERA.What's nextCubs (43-18) at Nationals (39-24), 7 p.m. ET — 's best team faces off against a hungry Nationals squad that wants revenge after getting swept in Chicago earlier this season. Washington will send Max Scherzer (7-4, 3.57 ERA) to the mound to face off against Kyle Hendricks (4-5, 2.90 ERA).Tigers (32-30) at White Sox (31-32), 8:10 p.m. ET — Don't look now, but Detroit is quietly making its way up the food c

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hain in the AL. Led by some talented young pitchers and hot bats, the Tigers look like a playoff team. The White Sox looked like a playoff team in April, but a couple of tough weeks have them grasping at relevancy as the summer months approach. This could be a big series for momentum in the AL Central chase.